Roland adds percussion pads

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Roland has released a new product line for the hybrid market. The SPD::ONE series consists of four single-zone percussion pads that can be played with drumsticks, hands or feet.

The four models in the SPD::ONE series run on batteries or AC power.

The SPD::ONE ELECTRO is equipped with a variety of electronic percussion sounds, including snare and handclaps...

How I use e-drums

Monday, 29 May 2017

Tom Wheeler is a Bristol, UK-based drummer/producer currently working with Dr Meaker, Paragon and Laurent John. He explains how e-drums have helped unleash his creativity.

Since I started playing drums, I always had a passion for dance and electronic music. I would always listen to artists like The Prodigy, Daft Punk, Prince, Massive Attack, to name a few.

Alesis Strike starts shipping

Thursday, 25 May 2017

Alesis has started filling back-orders and placing kits in retail stores as it ramps up manufacture of its Strike Pro electronic drum kit, as Allan Leibowitz reports.

“We’ve been shipping in the States since March,” says Alesis drums head Tim Root. “And everything we have shipped has been sold, so dealers are reordering. We’ve got way more orders than (we can...

Not drumless, but still useful

Saturday, 13 May 2017

The quest for drumless tracks led digitalDrummer to a software solution with lots of promise.

SOMETIMES, YOU SET out to find something and you discover something entirely different. That’s what happened when I saw an online promo for ReFrame, a software application that can be used to isolate instruments in recorded music.

My first thought was this...

VST Q&A

Saturday, 13 May 2017

The quest for drumless tracks led digitalDrummer to a software solution with lots of promise.

SOMETIMES, YOU SET out to find something and you discover something entirely different. That’s what happened when I saw an online promo for ReFrame, a software application that can be used to isolate instruments in recorded music.

My first thought was this...

Use your USB

Friday, 12 May 2017

It wasn’t easy to get early modules to communicate with computers, but as Henry Yates explains, USB has changed all of that.

Let’s face it: your basement ain’t no Abbey Road. Chances are it’s a damp subterranean cave, bedecked with posters of John Bonham, beer bottles and broken sticks. But if you’re drumming on an electronic drum kit – complete with cutting-edge...

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